The Denver Broncos introduced a bit of Minnesota to the Mile Excessive Metropolis.
On Tuesday, earlier than the Broncos performed their closing open coaching camp apply, head coach Vic Fangio joined star linebackers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb — and 1000’s of followers — in a clap-chant.
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The mantra has change into popularized across the NFL, however its origins will be traced again to the Vikings — the soccer Vikings — who usually are hand-serenaded by followers throughout house (and a few away) video games.
Fangio had zero qualms about main the choreography.
“I simply stated, ‘Hey, let’s go do it,” he stated.
And it was fully unprompted, a uncommon shoot-from-the-hip-moment for Fangio, who wanted no encouragement.
“No, he truly requested me as a result of I used to be truly going to go play catch with my coach and he was like, ‘Bradley come on, come do it with us’ and we simply did it collectively. It was fairly cool,” Chubb stated.
Fangio Ends Rookie Hazing
So far as urgent issues, the Broncos’ first-year head synthetic considerably of a shocking announcement following Tuesday’s apply, revealing that he’s discontinued rookie haircuts, an annual custom (and type of hazing) during which younger gamers are subjected to comically horrible ‘dos by their superior counterparts.
“I simply don’t suppose it’s proper. I simply don’t imagine in hazing,” Fangio stated. “There are traditions that keep put. Guys are getting up in entrance of the workforce and doing a bit of skit each night time. Perhaps a rookie’s carrying anyone’s pads off the sector and so forth or bringing within the donuts or the breakfast, however nothing bodily.”
That isn’t to say Fangio’s choice has been universally well-received. Star broad receiver Emmanuel Sanders admitted he’s “upset” in regards to the sudden zero-tolerance to ” touching the rookies.”
“There was one rookie and I used to be going to inform him good job. I used to be like, ‘I can’t contact you, however good job.’ However yeah that was enjoyable,” Sanders advised reportrs. “However on the identical time, I respect Vic. I really like that man. Simply how he comes within the conferences and breaks down situational soccer. And the way a lot he cares about his gamers, how he goes about teaching and the whole lot. It’s superior to see. So, if that’s how he needs it to go, that’s how it’s. However on the finish of the day it’s not about that. It’s about wins. And in order that’s what we try to do round right here.”
Fangio Displeased With Particular Groups
It wasn’t all enjoyable and video games because the Broncos readied for his or her third exhibition contest, a Monday Evening Soccer house assembly with the San Francisco 49ers. Fangio is in search of vital enchancment from the third facet of the ball — particular groups — as a result of, frankly, Tom McMahon’s unit “didn’t play good the opposite night time towards Seattle.”
“They took it to us fairly good,” Fangio stated. “Our return sport is up within the air as we’ve talked about right here earlier than so we have to, by the point we play Oakland, have some readability there. We do not need any but. I like the best way [K Brandon] McManus is kicking the ball. We had an off-night punting the ball the opposite night time. Though the stats didn’t naked it out, he had a superb roll one time they usually had a bunch of penalties of their return sport which statistically skewed the manufacturing of the punter. Hopefully that was only a one-game factor.”